Korg extends Nano controller range

Written by Peter Gardner

Kong/RedSharkNew at NAMM: NanoKEY Studio

NanoKONTROL studio and NanoKEY Studio, expand on Korg’s Nano collection with some interesting new features.

Korg’s Nano range is certainly well established by this point, and it’s quite likely that anyone with even a passing interest in making music involving a computer system has had a hands on with one of the product range over the years thanks to both the keen price points and straightforward functionality.

Announced at NAMM are a couple of new additions to the range in the shape of the NanoKONTROL studio and NanoKEY Studio, which expand on this collection with some interesting new features. First and foremost the addition of Bluetooth connectivity with both units, which makes them even more ideal for controlling laptops, pads or even phone-based software, as well as being able to plug in a USB cable and connect up to your main system. 

The NanoKontrol offers sequencer transport controls as well as a bank of 8 sliders, 8 knobs and 32 buttons, allowing a superb amount of hands on mixing control in a very compact form factor. The NanoKeys offers a 25 key velocity sensitive keyboard, along with 8 velocity sensitive trigger pads, 8 knobs and a X-Y touch pad that is inherited from the KAOSS series and once more offers a interesting feature set for allowing you to get hands on whilst out and about. 

Controllers from the Nanostudio range ship with the Korg software bundle, which includes Korg Gadget LE a mobile DAW app and the Korg Module LE piano soundbank for iPhone & iPad. On the desktop side the is a soundbank collection that includes Reason Limited, a Ableton discount and a handful of VSTis including the Korg Legacy Collection M1 LE, UVI Digital sensations and a collection of plugins from AAS. 

Both controllers should be available before the end of Q1 this year.

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